Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 5, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 5, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 1

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Lectures | Music | Open House | Seminars | Special Events | Workshops



Wed., Sept. 6, 4:30 p.m. "The Joys of Aggregation — 'Does the Immune Response Understand Biophysics?'" a Biology colloquium with Michael Edidin, KSAS; Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW



Kempf Lectures, by Wilhelm Schlag, University of Chicago. Sponsored by Mathematics. 308 Krieger. HW

Tues., Sept. 5, 4 p.m. "On the Schroedinger Flow on Surfaces of Revolution."

Fri., Sept. 8, 3 p.m. "Dispersive Estimates for Wave Equations and Applications to Stability of Solitons."



Tues., Sept. 5, Thurs., Sept. 7, and Fri., Sept. 8, 4 to 9 p.m. Hopkins Symphony Orchestra auditions. Reservations were accepted through Sept. 3; open slots remain on these audition days. For more information or to sign up, go to or call 410-516-6542. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Open House

Fri., Sept. 8, noon. Open house for the Homewood chapter of the JHU Women's Network; learn about the opportunities and advantages that membership in the network can provide; all faculty, staff, bargaining unit employees, contractors, students, alumni, retirees and friends of the university are eligible for membership. 160 Mattin. HW



Tues., Sept. 5, noon. "Community-Based Participatory Research," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Freya Sonenstein, SPH. Co-sponsored by the Urban Health Institute; 208 Hampton House. EB

Thurs., Sept. 7, 1 p.m. "Timing Is Everything: Molecular Determinants of Signal Duration in Mammalian Rod Photoreceptors," a Neuroscience research seminar with Marie Burns, University of California, Davis; West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. HW

Thurs., Sept. 7, 4 p.m. "An RNA Play in Two Acts: (1) A Novel Function for the Exon Junction Complex at Neuronal Synapses and (2) Degradation of Nonfunctional Ribosomal RNAs in Budding Yeast," a Biology special seminar with Melissa Moore, Brandeis University; 100 Mudd. HW

Thurs, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. "Interfacial Phenomena in the Dealloying of Binary Alloys: Formation and Applications of Ultra-high Surface Area Metals," a Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seminar with Jonah Erlebacher, WSE, 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Sept. 8, 11 a.m. "Turbulent Drag Reduction Through Controlled Blowing and Suction in Duct Flow," a CEAFM seminar with Paolo Luchini, Universita di Salerno; 110 Maryland. HW

Fri., Sept. 8, 2:30 p.m. "Mechanism of DnaB Helicase Loading at the Bacteriophage Lambda DNA Replication Origin," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology thesis defense seminar with Hongbing Shao; W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., Sept. 11, 12:15 p.m. "Nephron Formation in the Embryonic Mouse Kidney," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Andrew McMahon, Harvard University; 3520 San Martin Drive. HW


Special Events

Fri., Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Student Job Fair, a chance for faculty and staff to meet, interview and hire qualified student applicants. This year, the job fair takes place in conjunction with the Student Activities Fair. O'Connor Recreation Center. HW

Sun., Sept. 10, 2 p.m. Opening reception for the exhibition Yet Another One! H.L. Mencken," featuring selections from the Robert A. Wilson Collection of H.L. Mencken. (See story, "Baltimore Celebrates H.L. Mencken," in this issue.) 3 p.m. "A Light Side of H.L. Mencken: The Man Behind the Mask," a lecture and book signing by Marion Rodgers, author of Mencken: The American Iconoclast. Copies of the book will be on sale, along with copies of the Buncombe Collection, new editions of nine Mencken classics published by the JHU Press. RSVP to or 410-516-7943. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries, Friends of the JHU Press, the Mencken Society, Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place. Peabody

Mon., Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. "Labyrinth of Hope," dedication of the JHU Campus Ministries permanent labyrinth walk. Drop by to walk the labyrinth, spend time in prayer or quiet reflection. Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service Center. HW

Mon., Sept. 11, 8 p.m. Memorial for 9/11, sponsored by the College Republicans and the College Democrats. (See "In Brief," in this issue.) Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Student Life, Student Development and Programming and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. A brief memorial ceremony followed by a screening of the film United 93. In addition, 3,000 flags will be laid on the Keyser Quadrangle in memory of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001. Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. HW



Tues., Sept. 5, 1 to 4 p.m. "Online Communication and Presenting Content to Students," WebCT Training by JHU staff. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources and the Sheridan Libraries. Register at Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

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